The Hindu me and my Catholic wife are tolerant to each other's religions and support each other by going to temples, churches and participating in occasional religious activities. I am sure my wife gets all kinds of thoughts in the Hindu surroundings including the "guru" whose feet her husband is touching needs a serious 'pedicure' but she doesn't tell me everything going through her brain.
Here is what goes through my Hindu / Indori / indian mind in the Catholic surroundings:
the 'HOPE' sign reads 'POHE' to me (especially torturing as we go to mass empty stomach)
I see all the clothes in front of me and only thing I can think is if they were all hung on hangers, will make a nice GOODWILL STORE
as we wish "may peas and carrots be with you", I am thinking of nice 'mattar-paneer sabji' waiting at home
as the priest raises the 'holy bread' (which is really a tortilla - so, 'was jesus mexican....?' is another thought i wander off to) I wonder where I can get that kind of 'chapati maker' to make them perfectly round
there is a nice fantasy game I play, pick 1-2 people every Sunday and based on their back side "imagine their faces"
Engineer turned Marketeer by profession. Acting bug has been with me since 5th grade and hasn't left me - probably is stronger now. I wonder what if I even KNEW about the existence of NSD (National School of Drama) in those days. Grad school brought me to USA and career brought me to Silicon Valley. Have been very active as an actor here in San Francisco Bay Area - 20+ plays, 5 movies, several Industrials.....all while rising through a day job. I have an awesome balance of professional-, family- and hobby-life. My Bollywood debut happened opposite Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal - speaking role - it was awesome experience with Imtiaz 'down to earth' Ali as director and Kareena Kapoor's glamour on the set. And then I worked within 6.3 feet of Shahrukh Khan as a lowly extra in My Name is Khan. Would love to act with likes of Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, Boman Irani, Naseeruddin Shah, Vinay Pathak type of actors some day.